Sunday Stuff – 02/07/17

Let’s take a break from The Politics and talk about the good stuff, the life fuel – food, books and music. Full Moon Fever, Tom Petty ‘Free Fallin” was the first song I ever taught myself on guitar. It’s ludicrously easy (capo on the third fret and the chord pattern D-G-G-D-A) but aged 12, I… Continue reading Sunday Stuff – 02/07/17

On outrage, Twitter and food-shaming

I still love Twitter. Every few months or so, there’ll be a rash of articles about how it’s haemorrhaging users and is dying a feeble, protracted death, in the manner of Beth from Little Women. And the criticisms are usually spot-on. Despite various tweaks and algorithm changes, it still lacks an “edit Tweet” function –… Continue reading On outrage, Twitter and food-shaming

The Sunday Seven: 07/08/16

It’s Saturday evening and I’m in my pyjamas, nursing a gentle hangover that’s more tiredness than anything, having had just the loveliest weekend so far. On Friday night, Work Best Mate came down and she, Drummer Boy and I ate pizza, drank Prosecco and G&Ts and actually went Out In Brighton On A Friday Night.… Continue reading The Sunday Seven: 07/08/16

The Saturday Six: fighting the Anxiety Goblin

It’s been another anxious week or two – panic curling its fingers round my neck at unexpected times: on the train to work, at my desk, standing in the flat talking to Drummer Boy. It’s like living with a goblin (the anxiety, not DB) – a horrid little creature that likes to pop up just… Continue reading The Saturday Six: fighting the Anxiety Goblin

The Sunday Six: 31/01/2016

Only six good things have happened this week. Good job it’s still alliterative. My friend Hannah’s blog. Since we shared a flat in the final year of our English degrees, Hannah has lived in Brighton, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and now Bahrain. She is very much a woman who goes out and has adventures, and… Continue reading The Sunday Six: 31/01/2016

The Sunday Seven: 24/01/16

This week’s list of good stuff… First up: Parks and Recreation. Can I please talk about how brilliant Parks and Rec was? I know the vast majority of the Western world cottoned on to this years ago, but we only watched the final episode very recently and I miss Leslie so much. Do you know… Continue reading The Sunday Seven: 24/01/16